Maggot Brain

George Clinton famously told Hazel to play “like your momma had just died,” and the resulting evocation of melancholy and sorrow doesn’t merely rival Jimi Hendrix’s work, but arguably bests a lot of it.  Accompanied by another softer guitar figure providing gentle rhythm for the piece, the end result is simply fantastic, an emotional apocalypse of sound. — AllMusic

Ok, so all guitarists worth their salt have “technical tricks” and “customization” but this really is unusual.

Speaking of acid, who recalls The Teardrop Explodes? Though tinged with that awful wimpy early 80s English sound, it’s the brass and the Acid King (Julian Cope) that lifts it. “Bless my cotton socks I’m in the news” must rate as one of the most suitable slogans for the now fuckwits who are either on TV or who aspire to be on it.